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Work Integrated Learning Placement
Hiring: Garden Assistant and Farm Hand
Eligibility: currently registered post-secondary student (see below)
Organization: Glenora Farm / The Ita Wegman Association of BC
Location: Glenora Farm, near Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC
Accommodation: Private, 10’ x 10’ timber frame cabin (see below)
Duration: 8 weeks guaranteed. Start and end dates are flexible.
Glenora Farm is a 97-acre mixed organic and Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a flock of East Friesen dairy sheep, a small herd of Dexter beef cattle, chickens, turkeys and ducks, a 2 acre intensive mixed annual vegetable and perennial garden, two hoop houses, large compost facility, herb garden and greenhouse, and an onsite day program for adults with special needs.
Glenora Farm is owned and operated by the Ita Wegman Association of British Columbia for Curative Education and Social Therapy and is one of two Camphill Communities in Western Canada, where adults with Special Needs (Companions) live, work, and learn together with their caregivers (Coworkers). All Companions develop skills, efficacy, and confidence through empowering day program “workshops” (classes/activities involving farming, life skills, arts, and culture) provided daily Monday – Friday.
The Farm and Gardens primarily support the food needs of this onsite community of ~50 people. We market our products at the local farmers’ market, through a local online farmers’ marketing cooperative (Cow-op.ca), and to various local grocery stores, restaurants, and food carts.
The Neighbourhood: We’re located on relatively flat land, surrounded by trees, gentle hills, and small acreages. Within walking distance (2km) is a swimming lake (Keating Lake), hiking trails, a trailhead to the Trans Canada trail for endless walking/biking, and a corner store and cafe. In 6km you’ll be in downtown Duncan with great food, entertainment, shopping, daily needs such as post office, drug stores, public library etc., and other amenities. All around Duncan are river swimming holes, beaches, trails, wineries, micro breweries, and striking natural beauty. We're 65 km from Victoria to the south, and 57 km to Nanaimo in the North.
This Work-Integrated Learning position is partially funded by the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) through the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council. To be considered for this position, you must be considered an eligible student. Student eligibility is as follows:
You will work alongside the Herb Garden Workshop Leader, Farm Manager, and a crew of 4-8 people of diverse abilities. Main duties include:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 24 2023 ID: 68260